June 26, 2010

Changes In Windows 7 & Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Beta

Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 includes previously released updates and delivers a number of powerful new features for Windows Server 2008 R2 for virtualization and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).

Here are some notable changes in the beta of Service Pack 1:

Changes specific to Windows 7:

# Additional support for communication with third-party federation services

# Improved HDMI audio device performance

# Corrected behavior when printing mixed-orientation XPS documents

Changes specific to Windows Server 2008 R2:

# Dynamic memory

# Microsoft RemoteFx

# Enhancements to scalability and high availability when using DirectAccess

# Support for Managed Service Accounts in secure branch office scenarios

# Enhancements to Failover Clustering with Storage

# Support for increased volume of authentication traffic on domain controllers

connected to high-latency networks

Changes common to both client and server platforms:

# Change to behavior of Restore previous folders at logon functionality

# Enhanced support for additional identities in RRAS and IPsec

# Support for Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)

Source: Notable changes in SP1 document.

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